Beware of Artificial Sweeteners

Ever since I can remember I have been sensitive to artificial sweeteners. Even the smell of a drink sweetened artificially would give me a headache. If I accidentally bite into something with artificial sweetener my tongue goes numb, my taste buds stop working and I can get a headache. That is just from one bite. […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

Even in the comfort of our own homes, staying healthy is an eternal challenge but traveling to a foreign city makes it especially difficult. Here are some tips for staying healthy while on the go. 1. Check out local grocery stores. Stocking up in local supermarkets is not only a great way to save money […]

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Molten Lava Chocolate Pancake Recipe

I first saw Ryan Hall‘s Molten Lava Chocolate Pancake recipe in an issue of Men’s Health magazine. It looked very interesting to me for a good post-workout meal. I had to try it. The original recipe is here. I have altered the recipe to fit my taste. It is one of my favorite post-workout meals. Below […]

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Healthy and Effective Ways to Clear Up Problematic Skin

Nearly 85% of people have acne at some point during their life, which means that if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had acne in the past or are currently coping with a breakout. The bad news is that acne isn’t just a teenage problem: although it usually starts in puberty, it can affect adults […]

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Floss Your Teeth Twice Daily For Better Overall Health

As the old adage says, “You don’t need to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep”.  Some see flossing teeth as annoying, but it is an integral part of your overall health.  Flossing regularly not only helps the goings-on in your mouth, but throughout your entire body.  That is why it […]

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What’s Your Real Age? Find Out on RealAge

On Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz’s website, RealAge there is a health quiz you can take which will help you along to reach your healh goals. The quiz focuses in on your health numbers, habits, relationships, diet and fitness. This RealAge health quiz is pretty comprehensive and the results and advice are very informative. Sample questions are: “On […]

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Stephen King Offers Funny, Not Scary Tips on Healthy Snacking

In the Oct. 30, 2009 issue of Entertainment Weekly horror writer Stephen King took a break from scaring people and instead wrote an article on a humorous look into snacking while watching TV and movies.  This is soon after writing an article on a gastronomical tour of the movie-theater concession stand.  He is obviously no […]

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Keeping Your Mind Sharp Helps You Have a Longer, Healthier and Happier Life

Studies have shown that keeping your brain active and engaged with new things may help to live longer, avoid dementia and may even help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  Reading, doing crossword puzzles or engaging in other mentally demanding activities stimulates your brain cells.  This may enhance connection between the cells, slowing the rate of age-associated memory […]

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The Nutrition of Dark Chocolate

Besides the fact that dark chocolate is absolutely delicious, consuming dark chocolate also has many health benefits as well. Cocoa beans (it’s main ingredient) are high in flavanols and antioxidants, which help to fight against many diseases and help prevent them in the first place. Another primary reason why dark chocolate is so nutritious is […]

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6 Junk Foods That Are Not As Bad As You Think

Men’s Health Magazine had an article about food we consider junk food which actually may be better for you than you would think.  I wanted to share these 6 foods and add my comments to each one.  There are many snacks out there that is considered ‘junk food’. They have a lot of calories and saturated fat.  As […]

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